|[January 14, 2013]
Canon U.S.A. Updates imageRUNNER LBP Line with Additional Advanced Laser Printers
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Canon (News - Alert) U.S.A. Inc., a leader in imaging solutions, today announced an
update to its desktop laser printer lineup for small businesses and
corporate workgroups with the launch of the Color imageRUNNER LBP5480
and the imageRUNNER LBP3580, each delivering excellent usability, ease
of management, and exceptional integration with Canon's imageRUNNER
ADVANCE multi-function devices.
These MEAP (Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform) enabled
printers - like the earlier released imageRUNNER LBP5280 and LBP3480
models -- are designed to seamlessly integrate with other Canon
imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems and to help extend the value of customers'
investments by bringing MFP workflows to the desktop printer. Using a
common tool set including imageWARE Enterprise Management Console,
uniFLOW, and unified print drivers, customers and providers can create a
cohesive, consistent, and easily managed printing solution across an
entire fleet of devices.
"These new imageRUNNER LBP models deliver the productivity and advanced
technology users demand, all in a compact, desktop design," said Sam
Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Marketing, Business Imaging
Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A. "They also allow for the latest
applications - such as AA-PRINT and Canon Mobile Printing -- to enhance
the way users incorporate these devices into their everyday workflow."
Available for these new models is the server-less Advanced
Anywhere-Print (AA-Print) solution that increases productivity and
security by allowing users to print and retrieve their documents after
authentication at any AA-Print supported Canon device on a user's
network. Another MEAP application for the models will be uniFLOW,
allowing users to easily release secured print jobs from the highly
flexible uniFLOW document output server without the need for release
The imageRUNNER LBP5480 and LBP3580 also support the new Canon Mobile
Printing App* for iPhone (News - Alert)® and iPad®, a solution that enables users to
send print jobs directly from their iPhone and iPad to a compatible
Canon output device**. Users can print Microsoft (News - Alert)® Office files (doc,
docx, xls, xlsx, ppt, pptx), iWork files, PDF, JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, TIFF
files, photographs, and web pages.
The Color imageRUNNER LBP5480 and the imageRUNNER LBP3580 fully support
imageWARE Remote and Canon's innovative Content Delivery System.
imageWARE Remote, Canon's eMaintenance solution, allows Canon Authorized
Dealers to proactively and securely monitor usage, relay status, and
even report errors, helping customers to save valuable time and
resources. The Content Delivery System allows service providers to
deliver remote firmware and software updates to customers with limited
or no business interruption. The standard DeviceLink integration can
also automatically route inbound faxes from an imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP
to the new printer models, making receiving faxes both more convenient
and secure, while helping to cut costs by reducing the number of fax
lines an organization may need. The combination of these management and
collaboration tools, combined with MEAP technology, brings advanced MFP
solutions and features to a small-format desktop printer.
Ease of Use and Convenience
To increase ease of use and simplify operation for general users, the
two new printers are equipped with a five-line LCD. The panel features
on-screen navigation with a scrolling display to facilitate device use
as well as animations to help guide operations. For added convenience,
both models include popular features from the imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs
lineup including: USB Direct Print, allowing users to print documents
from a USB drive without a computer; and Encrypted Secured Print,
enabled with the optional SD Card. The optional SD card also enables
Mail Box storage for frequently used jobs and Email Printing, allowing a
user to simply send an email to the printer to print the message and
supported attached files.
Although the new devices are a powerful and productive addition to any
printer fleet, they can also help support customers' environmental
goals. The Color imageRUNNER LBP5480 and imageRUNNER LBP3580 desktop
printers follow Canon's environmentally conscious design philosophy and
offer low-energy usage, meeting all ENERGY STAR (News - Alert) and RoHS requirements
through the eco-conscious design. Canon's patented RAPID Fusing
Technology is employed for fast warm-up, and each model uses a very low
1W of power in sleep mode.
Color imageRUNNER LBP5480
The Color imageRUNNER LBP5480 replaces the LBP5460 in the Canon
imageRUNNER LBP Series, and is ideal for small- to mid-size corporate
workgroups and small businesses requiring both color and black-and-white
output and the ability to print on legal-size paper. With a paper
capacity of up to 1,100 sheets, the model outputs high-quality color
documents at up to 33 pages-per-minute (ppm). Generous standard features
include 9600 (equivalent) x 600 dpi print resolution, support for Adobe (News - Alert)®
PostScript® 3TM, PCL5c/6, and Canon's UFR II print drivers;
768MB of internal memory, duplex printing and Ethernet and USB 2.0
Hi-speed ports. Options include a 500 sheet cassette, an 8GB SD Card,
and a Barcode Print Kit for easy printing of barcode fonts in support of
enterprise resource planning tools and other barcode-centric processes.
The Canon imageRUNNER LBP3580 model -- which succeeds the imageRUNNER
LBP3560 - also supports legal-size media and is a good choice for mid-
to large-size corporate workgroups and small businesses requiring
black-and-white output. With a paper capacity of up to 1,600 sheets, the
model outputs crisp monochrome documents at up to 42 ppm with 1200 x
1200 (equivalent) dpi resolution. Standard features mirror the Color
imageRUNNER LBP5480 with support for Adobe PostScript 3, PCL5e/6, and
Canon's UFR II print drivers; 768MB of internal memory, duplex printing
and Ethernet and USB 2.0 Hi-speed ports. Options for the imageRUNNER
LBP3580 not only include the 8GB SD Card and Barcode Print Kit but also
the availability of three 500 sheet paper cassettes.
Each model is available through Canon Authorized Dealers and Canon
Solutions America. The Color imageRUNNER LBP5480 is available now at a
suggested retail price of $1,350, and the imageRUNNER LBP3580 will be
available on February 1, 2013 for a suggested retail price of $999.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer,
business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With
approximately $45.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon
Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2011�
and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2012.
In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers' Choice Award
for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories
for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two
years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer
satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer
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is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
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